Integrated Food Safety and Veterinary Public Health
by Sava Buncic
The importance of food for human health has been widely recognized. The safety of foods of animal origin is particularly relevant because the large majority of foodborne diseases come from poultry, eggs, meat, milk and dairy products and fish. This textbook covers the longitudinal and integrated approach to food (primarily of animal origin) production, hygiene and safety and how it results in concurrent benefits to animal well being, human health via safe food, protection of the environment and socioeconomic aspects. Topics covered include ways of optimising farming practices, controlling notifiable and zoonotic diseases, hygienic animal slaughter, food preservation and processing, food retailing, food handling in catering and domestic environments, in the context of food safety and public health.